The Columbia Gorge Community College Board of Education has assembled a 17-member search committee to take part in the school’s effort to find a new president. The volunteer committee represents various public sectors as well as college students, faculty and staff. The national search firm Gold Hill Associates led by CEO and former Portland Community College president Dr. Preston Pulliams is conducting the search that started this week with open forums for the public and campus constituencies to gather comments on professional and personal characteristics to seek in a new president. Pulliams told board members the marketplace for community college presidents is competitive, but said the college’s location should prove attractive. College directors hope to select the institution’s next president in the spring.